by Jasmine Batchelor
April 18, 2019
Assistant Commissioner and Chief, Long-Term Services and Supports, Tennessee Division of TennCare
Patti Killingsworth is an Assistant Commissioner for TennCare and the Chief of Long Term Services & Supports (LTSS). She has worked in Medicaid programs for over two decades, leading system redesign initiatives in multiple states. In Tennessee, this includes an MLTSS program in 2010 that has significantly expanded access to home and community based services (HCBS), rapidly moving toward a rebalanced system; and in 2016, a new MLTSS model program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, aligning incentives to help individuals achieve employment and integrated community living. Her commitment is to changing systems to better meet the needs of individuals and family members, promoting the development and expansion of HCBS, and ensuring that that the voice and perspective of people who need LTSS, their family members, and other key stakeholders is brought to bear in policy and program decision- making processes.